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The ferry to Pulau Saparua is much more comfortable as a speedboat and is starting in Haria harbour.
But there is (Mai 2012) some new to report:
The old ferry Matahari was quiet seen at the waves of quai in Tulehu.
The connection Haria- Tulehi p.p. seems now full replaced by the new ferry "Express Bahari"..
The new ferry seems 3 times greater- and has special numerated places-and a part real with cold AC --and real- up over the seats : Red Lifewests. (!)
By the way the ferry must have seen better days, but tidak apa apa- the velocity is full ok!
Better than speedboats! Special- a little place to walk around!
And some small traders will offer you some for eat and aqua and juice.
-->See the report of Dayhappyday.
The prices and times was in May 2012 the same like 2011:
Start from Haria 7 o`clock, terus dari Tulehu 9 o`clock. But on time from Tulehu only, if the Ambon Fuel transporter comes to the right time!
By the way: The refilling of fuel (Diesel) in pelabuhan Haria is traditional:
Mittschiffs per Schlauch! Be careful (For luck, it is not Benzin!!)
The ferry will take the southern or the northern route around Haruku, depending of seawind and weather, cause of the sometimes quite strong waves it is better to hold the ship in lee site, in the wind shadow of Pulau Haruku.
At bad weather usually some days no ferry will go - so be carful in time planning, better plan a time buffer in Pulau Ambon or Ambon town.
Special in " rain- time" (so about late Juni until August) it is said very strong waves at Banda sea and around pulau Lease so even the local fishery boats must stay home.
Updated Feb 22, 2013
From Ambon to Saparua is a good start from Tulehu.
Here see the Jembatan Tulehu (Seabridge) at the morning - at horizont in front the Pulau Haruku.
If you will get e good place it is good to come very early at sunrise.
The boat will start so about 8 o clock and arrive so an hour later in Iwataka(north Saparua) or a little longer in Haria (south west Saparua).
To board the Speedboat is a little difficult but there are much helping hands like the photo from 2007 shows..
The new time (2012) with the speedship makes the boarding from the Tulehu harbour quai is a little easier, but it is even recommended to do it careful!
Updated Oct 26, 2012
The streets in Saparua are different but in reconstruction now.
Like the street from Kota Saparua to north villages -see at Photo.
Shure it would even be good idea to try it with bicycle- but see, the streets go mustly up and down- not much- but remember the heat of the tropical day.
It is easy to take an "Ankota"- mostly named "Oto" in Saparua. They run at usual daytimes regularly- so 2000...3000 Rp/person
Of course for a roundtour is maybe better to rent a car. Same, if you want to Haria harbour in the morning for beeing right time at ferry.
Last photo a camera snapshoot from driving angkota, just driving over the central mountain of Saparua - see the blue bay of Tuhaha and the relative hight green plateau mountain - the water hill for the near around villages in northwest Saparua.
Updated Sep 20, 2012
There are regular ferries between Tulehu on Ambon and Haria on Saparua. The Express Bahagia travels twice each day except Sunday leaving Haria for Tulehu at approximtely 7 am and 11 am and returning from Ambon at 9am and 1 pm. The price for a one way economy class ticket in January 2011 was 50,000 rupiah. On a nice day there are some great views from the back deck of Pulau Seram and the villages on Pulau Haraku. The trip takes one hour. If leaving Haria on the 11 am ferry, it is a good idea to get to the port by 10.15 to buy your ticket as the ferry does get full on some days.
Written Mar 5, 2011
Starting with ferry from Haria harbor back to Pulau Ambon.
Here at photo nice weather at morning sun.
Good time for last Photos if this nice Island.
Here the ferry goes first northnorthwest in small the channel between Pulau Haruku and Pulau Saparua, later in front the great Seram (Nusa Ina) westward without stop to Ambon.
It needs so about an one and an half hour at good weather.
Written Feb 14, 2010
Going in Saparua from village to village it es easy to take an bus-
or like in Maluku usual said an "oto".
Alternative way is to take an ojek- a motorcycle.
Here typical scene at village.
If you will take a tour, simply call and the driver it will pick up.
Updated Jan 30, 2009
Travelling from and to Saparua is a good way to take the ferry Matahari.
Here at the picture the ferry crosses at morning in nice weather in the Banda sea,
south of Pulau Haruku.
In far at horizon are seen the blue mountains of Ambons southeast coast.
Written Dec 16, 2008
Going to Seram is easy from North Saparua.
I myself not yet time enought to do, but it is easy going by speedboat of fishery boat from Iwataka to Rumakay in Saparua.
Here at Photo of Seram from north Saparua, seen from "Jembatan"- the seabridge of Ihamahu:
"Evening clouds over the wild mountain woods of Nusa Ina".
NUSA INA is the old malukan name Seram with its wild woods (yet) and hight mountains (one mountain is remarcable, cause of its hight and its near distance to the seecoast). -
Seram is worth a visit!
The coast of the greatest island in Maluku is here only so about 20 Km apart- near enough with a perahu I think- but in modern times even the smallest fishing boat prefers to cross the see street with motorpower!
Updated May 11, 2008
A good way to pulau Saparua is with speadboad. Very quick! Mostly it needs from Tulehu to Haria less than one hour -but it depends strong of tide, wind and waves- the captain will mostly hold the boat at the quiet Lee site of Haruku.
But if cou take a speadboat, it is strongly recommended to be careful, ask a for a good one.
Cause of the great Yamahas behind the passenger places it is in a speedboat usually very loud, very full (baggage!) and usually no free place for moving-
and cause a speadboad is very light at the waves- You should it use only (only!) at quiet sea.
Important in Saparua: At sunday goes normally no boat between Ambon an Saparua!
And before and after weekend be very early at starting place, better two hours before the start at the seabridge!
Updated Mar 7, 2008